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Starry Night by Debbie Macomber
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it was amazing
bookshelves: chick-lit, christmas, contemporary, romance, netgalley

4.5 stars Read full review on MINA'S BOOKSHELF http://minadecaro.blogspot.com/2013/1...

Wonderfully romantic Christmas flick...sometimes all a girl needs is a sweet break with some uncomplicated escapism. Debbie Macomber clearly played with one of the most winning romance formulas: an unlikely couple (an emotionally wounded alpha male and a kind female lead) forced to come face-to-face in a secluded setting (a log cabin on a frozen lake in Alaska), just to confront an immediate attraction and deep emotional issues. Beauty and The Beast, if you will.

The novel is unusually short, something in between a novella and a full-length novel, and this is possibly the reason why the narrative seems to rush its steps, squeezing the normal stages of the enamourment in the space of a night, one very starry night.

"When she stepped outside, [...] her gaze went to the star-filled heavens. In all her life, Carrie had never seen so many stars. Thousands upon thousands of pinpricks of twinkling light dotted the sky, mesmerizing her."

At times, the love spark is hard to ignite. Some other times, it strikes through the night sky like a shooting star. The way we fall in love remains a mystery: attraction happens in a heartbeat, putting together distant worlds and opposite personalities. So, in the end everything works out sweetly and gracefully for our characters, although in an urgent fashion.

Starry Night doesn't feature some of the typical assets of a romance novel. It lacks the trademark angst and sensuality, but it packs a good punch of chemistry between characters.

"The air between them sizzled and arched much like the northern lights, even as they both chose to ignore [it]. The electricity between them was powerful enough to light up a city block."

All in all, Macomber's Christmas novel is a delectable read, perfectly suitable for the holiday season.

****e-copy graciously provided by the publisher via NetGalley in return for an unbiased opinion
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Reading Progress

September 30, 2013 – Shelved
September 30, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
September 30, 2013 – Shelved as: chick-lit
September 30, 2013 – Shelved as: contemporary
September 30, 2013 – Shelved as: christmas
September 30, 2013 – Shelved as: romance
October 16, 2013 – Started Reading
December 1, 2013 – Finished Reading
February 4, 2014 – Shelved as: netgalley

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